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An online service by Google to safely store photos and videos. Most Android devices automatically store all the created media in it as the default setting.

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Does Google Photos allow for “Hidden” albums or photos?

I have not found anywhere in Google Photos to "hide" and album, collection, or specific photo from view under any given context. Is there a setting or workaround that will allow a user to select ...
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Why aren't my photos appearing in Google Photos?

I've enabled the "Google Drive" setting in Photos, so I get a "Google Photos" folder in the root of my Google Drive. In this folder I can see all my current Google Photos that it imported from Google ...
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If I choose the Original option in Google Photos will only photos above 16 MP be counted against my quota?

I have some photos that are higher than 16 mp and some photos taken on my phone that are less. I want to back it all up to Google Photos but I don't want to select High Quality as I don't want the ...
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Are Google Photos' high-quality pictures compressed even if they're under 16 megapixels?

Recently, Google has changed the Google Photos app so that everyone has free and unlimited access to store 16 megapixel files. The camera on my phone is under 16 megapixels. When I downloaded the app,...
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Can Google use location information based on Photos landmarks with Location set to off?

I recently updated Google Photos in my Nexus 5 (with Android 5) and I was surprised to see that Photo Assistant has created location-based stories with titles like "A Sunday Morning in X Mountain" (...
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How to remove duplicate photos in Google Photo

I used to sync my photos to Drive as well as to Google+. Now that the two have been merged, I see lots and lots of duplicates in the new Google Photo app. Unfortunately some of the photos were ...
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Activate face recognition in the new Google Photos

I'm living in Europe and the new Google Photos app does not group the people in my photos in the search menu. I did some research and found out that this function is only available in USA. Any idea ...
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Migrate Google+ photos to Google Photos and free up Data Quota

I see my old Photos that were uploaded to google+ in the new photos app. I have it set for the new free high resolution, but I still see google+ photos taking up 7 gbs when I go to drive and check my ...
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Will Google+ Photos automatically migrate to the new Google Photos?

Today in their Keynote at Google I/O, Google announced their new Photos app that does most of what they did with my photos when they auto-uploaded to Google+, but with a few and some significant ...
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Where does Google sync my photos?

I really don't know where or how to find my photos. I had a Samsung device and I used Google to backup my pictures. Will someone help me?
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Does deleting content on my phone affect content on Google Photos?

If I delete photos and videos on my device to make more space for other content on my device, will it delete the corresponding content backed up on Google Photos or will it stay online?

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